Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid took a knee during the national anthem before Sunday’s game against the New York Giants in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Reid was the only player to kneel during the “Star Spangled Banner,” continuing the protest he began while playing for the San Francisco 49ers. He was the first Panthers player ever to kneel during the national anthem.
Reid, who played for the 49ers for four years before his contract expired, joined Colin Kaepernick in 2016 in kneeling to protest police brutality and racial inequality. The kneeling became a controversial topic in the National Football League and captured nationwide attention when President Trump called for an end to the action.